State Department spokesman says there was no legal requirement to pause US review, a request seen by many as an attempt to avert rejection from Obama

The Mohawk community at the centre of the Oka Crisis is leading plans to hold a ceremony aimed at solidifying an Indigenous alliance against the proposed Energy East pipeline.

The fast-paced world of pipeline politics, as it turns out, doesn't take time to dwell on sentiment. Keystone XL's rejection means prospects for Energy East have never looked brighter.

In the more than half a decade the Keystone XL pipeline proposal spent in limbo – neither accepted nor rejected, neither pumping nor scrapped – thousands upon thousands of miles of new oil pipeline were built across the United States, without fuss or much public interest...

The oil sands are producing more than two million barrels per day from long-term projects that are very difficult to shut in. The transport network is like a game of whack-a-mole: One access point is knocked down, others pop up.

The three global issues facing Canada's new government are: approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP); Canada’s position in the UN Climate Conference in Paris this December and how to gain the U.S. President’s approval for the Keystone XL pipeline.

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